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National programme for ageing
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India's elderly got special mention in Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's budget speech Friday. He announced the launch of a national programme on ageing and the setting up of two national institutes of ageing in the country.

Friday, February 29, 2008 1:48:24 PM

Antony cheers 10 percent hike in defence budget (Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday welcomed the 10 percent hike in the defence budget for fiscal 2008-09 to Rs.1,056 billion ($26.5 billion), saying it would aid in the armed forces modernisation drive.

Friday, February 29, 2008 1:42:24 PM

Excise cuts could make cars, two-wheelers cheaper
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Cars and two-wheelers are expected to become cheaper with Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday giving handsome excise concessions to the Indian automotive industry in his budget for 2008-09.

Friday, February 29, 2008 1:41:10 PM

Summary of union budget 2008-09
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) A Rs.60,000 crore (Rs 600 billion) debt relief package benefiting 40 million farmers, increase in spending on social sector schemes and relief to income-tax payers are some of the highlights of India's fiscal budget for 2008-09.

Friday, February 29, 2008 1:40:41 PM

More Highlights of Indian budget (15):
Tax-GDP ratio rises to 12.5 percent

Friday, February 29, 2008 1:32:35 PM

India's defence budget hiked by 10 percent
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India's defence budget has been hiked by 10 percent to Rs.1,056 billion ($26.5 billion), Finance Minister P. Chidambaram announced Friday, saying even more money would be provided if required.

Friday, February 29, 2008 12:59:21 PM

More Highlights of Indian budget (14):
No income tax on annual earnings of Rs.150,000

Friday, February 29, 2008 12:58:52 PM

More Highlights of Indian budget (13):
Rs.80 billion for accelerated power development programmes

Friday, February 29, 2008 12:40:57 PM

Tiger conservation to get Rs.500 million
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Finance Minister M. Chidambaram Friday announced an allocation of Rs.500 million to the National Tiger Conservation Authority to protect the big cat.

Friday, February 29, 2008 12:38:41 PM

We will remain sympathetic to exporters: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The government Friday said it will provide relief to exporters adversely hit by appreciation of the rupee against the dollar, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said.

Friday, February 29, 2008 12:36:46 PM

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